Join Lettie Jane Rennekamp for this afternoon watercolor workshop painting the figure. This workshop aims to embrace the sometimes loose and fluid qualities of watercolor to capture the figure. We will have a live nude model beginning with short gesture poses to warm up our eyes and our hands and slowly moving into longer poses. Students will be encourages to embrace some of the techniques Lettie Jane is known for in Intuitive Drawing: working on more than one piece at once, leaning on a blind contour outline of the figure and coming back to color in the whole.
We will go over color mixing wet and dry, which brushes to use and how you embrace mistakes to make your drawing more interesting.
This workshop is for you if you love figure drawing, are curious about loosening up your figure work or you want to deepen your drawing practice. Some class materials will be provided, but it’s recommended to bring your own watercolor, paper and brushes.
About the instructor:
Lettie Jane Rennekamp is an illustrator and artist based in Portland, Oregon by way of Kentucky. Her illustrations are bold and tender at the same time, depicting motherhood, varying versions of gender expression, community, and nature all together. She is the creator of Many Queens, a gender-inclusive tarot deck. See more of her work at www.lettiejane.com
About the new classroom space:
Ulna studio is a creative space located on the 7th floor of the Portland Storage Building at 215 SE Morrison st. There is elevator access for arrival to your in person class, but on exiting students have the option to walk down a stairway.
We offer a 50% discount to Black, Indigenous, and Trans folks, use the coupon code MAGENTA at check out.